Do you ever get in the mood, where you start thinking about what if ?
Like, what if I were to put honey in my rice, chocolate on my French toast, or sloppy joe into my tater tots?
Suddenly you realize the what-if has now turned into a meal all by itself, and you run through the house yelling at the top of your lungs, ” I did it! I did it!”.
Ignore the blank stares from the dogs and cats; they simply don’t understand culinary creativity.
If you really think this through, sloppy joes, are rich, hearty, and satisfying all by themselves.
You simply take away the bread and substitute tater tots; crispy, warm, melt-in-your mouth tater tots.
The final dish comes together by adding fresh thyme to the sloppy joes and layering the tater tots, sloppy joes, and cheese. Repeat until all you have prepared is used up, sprinkle some cheese on top, pop it in the oven to heat it through.
Try not to drool too much while you wait at the oven door with fork in hand, waiting for that magical moment when the dish is ready to dive into!
A little sour cream on top, completes the dish, I mean, a little sour cream makes everything better.
This meal will feed a family, and the best part is that it is budget-friendly and hearty enough to fill up those hungry stomachs as the weather outside turns colder.